As seen in the last page, Brenton sent some more photos and she was definitely a New Zealand Centurion
"Scopio Africanus" Another New Zealand Centurion
Note all of the above have an A Barrel
While "Assassin" - Has a B Barrel
This one shows her ARN -- T352176, in this case painted on the bottom of the Turret
169072 being moved from the Armoured Centre Parade Ground. This was when it was to be used in the photo shoot for the front page of Ironsides 2006 , The Journal of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.
The front page showing the Abrams, Leopard and the Centurion
A day at the Military display at Cowra, a 2 pounder mounted on a Bren Gun Carrier
Rear view of some carriers
A bit of a dusty drive
Over the creek crossing
A road run of carriers
More Bren Gun Carriers
With all these Bren Gun Carriers here I decided to call in and see a really nice guy that I met a few years ago.
Bill was looking for a Grant hull as he had all the bits, including a fully reconditioned motor for one. As luck would have it I did know where one was up in Qld and in time Bill was able to buy it.
This belonged to Glen Griffen in Qld and as can be seen there is no gun on her, she has been converted to an ARV with a winch fitted
The tracks and suspension units were U/S as were the tracks The interior was also gutted with no motors or transmission
Bill has now fitted a gun
The side door has been remade
Note the mounting for the twin .30 cals. These were controlled by the driver, but as he tended to turn the tank when firing it was then transferred to the Crew Commander. The driver then did his correct job --- drive.
New suspension units have been fitted as have new road wheels
A lot of work has been done on the rear. Unfortunately a lot of work does not show just how much in a photo.
A couple of the old suspension stations
The Grant dash being remade.
Bill's, General Chaffee M24 Light Tank
Also in need of some road wheels and tracks. Bill is looking for two motors and transmission.
There are thought to be 9 somewhere out here
A nice Arty piece
Bill's very nice LP1 Bren gun carrier
A beautiful water cooled Vickers
Rear or the Vickers -- Note the view slits with the drop down sheilds
Shown from another angle
The LP1 had a stick steering where as the later LP2 had a steering wheel
The dash is straight from a civilian vehicle
Gear shift -- seating left a bit to be desired
The old tried and trusted Ford V8 flathead
The tarp even has the correct stencil on it
One of the side bins with original items in there place
A close up of the items
All the original items are there
The bottom side bin has the lot as well including a great coat, water bottle and tin hat.
Even down to an original jack
In this shed was a Saladin (without guards) which I did not recognize, (I drove one a couple of weeks ago but this one, sans guards, looked quite different)
Then in front of it was a M3 A1 Stuart light tank and in front of that a Ferret scout car
Anyone know what this transfer case is out of???
An ASLAV hitting the mud at Puckapunyal -- A lot of fun!
Just thought I would throw this one in.